Larne will be at Seaview on Saturday for the Premiership game with home team Crusaders.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Crusaders v Larne - as well as the best betting odds.
Crusaders go into this fixture coming off the back of a 1-1 Premiership drawn match versus Cliftonville.
The only scorer from Crusaders was Jordan Forsythe (62'). Daniel Kearns (91') was the scorer for Cliftonville.
Under three goals per game were recorded in 5 of the last 6 meetings where Crusaders have been involved. With regard to the goal split from this period, opposition teams scored an aggregate of 6 and Crusaders got themselves 6. We shall soon see whether or not that trend can be continued on into this next match.
Larne will go into the clash following on from a 3-0 Premiership win with the downing of Warrenpoint Town in their previous outing.
For Larne, the goalscorers were Andy Mitchell (33'), Lee Lynch (60') and John Herron (85').
Showing their appetite for eventful matches, we’ve had goals 21 times in the previous 6 matches in which Larne have played, giving a mean average of 3.5 goals each meeting. Their opponents have managed 9 of these goals.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Larne:
- have not lost to Crusaders in games played away from home for the previous 2 league games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 4 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings going back to 11/11/2019, there has been little between the sides with Crusaders winning 2 of those games, Larne 2 and 2 being drawn in regulation time.
19 goals were scored between them in these games, with 11 of them for The Hatchetmen and 8 created by Larne. The average goals per game has been 3.17.
The last league meeting between the two was Premiership match day 1 on 01/05/2021 which ended up with the score at Crusaders 1-3 Larne.
The match was refereed by Ian McNabb.
Team News: Crusaders
The Crusaders manager Stephen Baxter has zero fitness worries to speak of before this clash thanks to a completely healthy squad ready to go.
Team News: Larne
With a completely injury-free group ready to go, the Larne boss Tiernan Lynch has no fitness concerns at all before this clash.
We’re of the opinion that Larne will most probably convert a lot of goal-scoring opportunities.
However, Crusaders might well find it a difficult task to break down their defence although we reckon that they could well end up being dangerous for periods.
Our tip is for a controlled 1-3 win for Larne by the conclusion of the game.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Seaview (3,383)
Captain: Jordan Owens
Chairman: Ronnie Millar
Manager: Stephen Baxter
Competitions: Premiership position 7